24 Books to Christmas – Day 20

24 Books to Christmas, ReadSoulLit

I often hear people say that they no longer care to read fiction novels about slavery.  I personally don’t have a problem with that, especially if I can read one that’s really good.  Today’s recommendation is Family by J. California Cooper.  This is a novel you should definitely put on your 2020 TBR if you […]

December 20, 2019

Out Stealing Horses

Book Reviews

I finished Out Stealing Horses on Saturday morning, before meeting with my book club in the afternoon. I was relieved it was over.  I’d dragged 9 days to read such a short book and couldn’t believe it.  So, how come big books get the bad rap so much? I was expecting something different than what I got. […]

January 23, 2016

#ReadSoulLit Photo Challenge – Day 8

Bookish Stuff

Day 8 – Should Be a Classic: Standing in front of my books shelves looking through trying to find a story that should be a classic was extremely difficult.  I stopped and thought to myself.  How can I find a book that should be a classic without thinking of what exactly designates a classic.  Three […]

February 8, 2015

#ReadSoulLit Photo Challenge – Day 2

Bookish Stuff

Day 2 – A Novel about Family: Family is so important, but yet is so complex.  It’s what supports us through difficulty and through happy events but can tear us to shreds and drive us batty through others.  There are many interesting books out there where family is the focus and it seems the more […]

February 1, 2015

6. The Slap

Book Club, Book Reviews

Well finally finished last night very late!  Frankly I didn’t think I would get through it.  The beginning had so much cursing and bad sex, I couldn’t believe it.  As the story advances, the principal themes start to become more clear.  It’s basically a story of friends and is set in Australia, specifically Melbourne.  The […]

February 18, 2012